Storm Dancers is a comic story written and storyboarded by Carl Barks, and drawn by Kay Wright. It features Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, other Junior Woodchucks, Mayor Hogwilde, and, in their debuts, the J.O.Y.K.I.L.L.E.R. and Miss Chalkdust.
As summer comes to a close, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck are loathe to give up on daily Junior Woodchucking to instead go back to school. Using their Guidebook's chapter on rain-dances, they and a few of their fellow troopers scheme to cause a downpour that will get the next day's classes canceled, but they soon get more than they bargained for…
- Chapter 8 of the Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook concerns rain dances, of which it catalogues at least eleven types of varying strength and origins.
- The cyclone was predicted by the Duckburg Agitator’s weather forecast.
- Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck's public schooll's schoolteacher is Miss Chalkdust.
- Storm Dancers (1992) is a remake of this story.
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first printed in 1972 in Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks #12. It was reprinted in Donald Duck Digest #4 and in the Australian Giant #526.
Like the rest of the stories storyboarded by Carl Barks following his 1967 retirement, Storm Dancers was redrawn by Daan Jippes, who rendered the J.O.Y.K.I.L.L.E.R. as merely Philodemus Gentlefogg under a new title, though he appears to be a different character in the Wright version. Without access to Barks's original storyboard, it is unknown which version corresponds to Barks's original intentions.